ALBANY New York will consider whether to bid on the 2024 Olympics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Wednesday.
Some New York City leaders, including Dan Doctoroff, top aide to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, are pushing for the city to compete for the Olympics. Bloomberg unsuccessfully bid on the 2012 Olympics.
"We are looking at it, and I look forward to talking to Dan about it," Cuomo told reporters in Manhattan.
The Financial Times, citing an unnamed source, reported Wednesday about talks between Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about whether to bid for the summer games and create an advisory committee.
De Blasio said in February that the games are not a priority and "not something the administration is considering at this time." It would require a massive investment to develop new facilities and infrastructure to host the games.
NBC Sports reported Wednesday that the U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to narrow cities for a 2024 bid in the coming months and make a decision by year's end.
Cities that could be in the running, include Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, NBC said. Those cities are already developing proposals.
New York lost the 2012 Olympics to London, while Chicago lost the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro. The last Olypmics in the country were the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Cuomo said the staffs for the city and the state have had discussions about whether to submit a bid.
"We have had staff-level conversations, but it's at a very preliminary point," Cuomo said.